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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:06 pm Post subject: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 I  got  this  fish  today  from  my  LFS.  I  have  seen  these  fish  elsewhere  in  the  past  and  have  always  been  intrigued  with  them.  What  is  it  called?  I  have  seen  much  bigger  size  of  the  same  fish  a  year  ago.  The  one  I  have  right  now  loks  like  a  juvenile.  I  have  kept  it  with  6  clown  loaches  and  a  dozen  neon  tetras.  The  LFS  owner  told  me  its  a  bottom  feeder  and  very  peaceful.  I  don't  want  to  get  any  surprises  and  later  find  out  that  it  has  gobbled  my  neons!   He  also  told  me  that  it's  called  Asiatic  fish.  I  have  never  heard  that  name  and  didn't  get  anything  when  I  googled  it.  Please  help!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:23 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 Chinese  HI-fin  Loaches...  They  grow  real  slow...  They  can  reach  3'  in  length...  They  r  a  nice  community  fish...and  do  better  in  groups..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:28 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 Myxocyprinus  asiaticus    or  Chinese  High  Fin  Banded  Shark
 
 Like  GatorX  said  ,  they  get  large,  so  you  should  probably  figure  out  if  you  can  keep  them  first.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:31 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 Chinese  Hi  Fin  Banded  Shark     
   Myxocyprinus  asiaticus  
 AKA:  Asiatic
 Real  peaceful  fish  and  do  better  off  in  pairs
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 Copy  pasted  this:
 
 Also  know  as  the  Asian  Sucker,  its  common  name  â€œshark”  comes  from  the  exaggerated  dorsal  fin  that,  along  with  its  attractive  coloration,  is  one  of  its  most  notable  features.  As  a  juvenile,  it  is  a  brown-pink  color  with  three  black,  swathing  bands  running  vertically  along  the  body  beginning  at  the  snout.  The  stripes  and  body  colors  do  blend  with  age.  A  true  bottom  dweller,  the  Hi  Fin  Banded  Shark  tends  to  be  a  herbivore,  but  is  considered  an  omnivore  as  it  may  eat  smaller  snails  and  crustaceans  found  in  and  on  the  aquarium  substrate.  Because  this  fish  can  easily  tolerate  temperature  ranges  from  50º  F  to  85º  F,  it  can  be  successfully  used  in  ponds  as  an  effective,  attractive  cleaner.  Growing  to  two  feet  or  more  in  the  wild,  its  captive  size  is  typically  limited  from  1  to  1.5  feet.  This  fish  is  a  long-lived,  slow-growing  fish  that  grows  maybe  an  inch  or  so  annually.  Because  of  this,  it  will  not  soon  become  overgrown,  but  does  require  good  water  circulation  and  plenty  of  space  for  best  health.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:17 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 Agree  with  the  identification  bit.
 
 You  can  find  out  more  thru  this  link:
 http://www.csupomona.edu/~jskoga/Aquariums/myxocyprinus/myxocyprinus.html
 
 These  are  neither  your  idle  aquarium  fish  (due  to  their  size)  nor  suitable  for  a  tropical  set  (due  to  their  preference  for  relatively  colder  water)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:24 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

                                                   
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I  got  this  fish  today  from  my  LFS.  I  have  seen  these  fish  elsewhere  in  the  past  and  have  always  been  intrigued  with  them.  What  is  it  called?  I  have  seen  much  bigger  size  of  the  same  fish  a  year  ago.  The  one  I  have  right  now  loks  like  a  juvenile.  I  have  kept  it  with  6  clown  loaches  and  a  dozen  neon  tetras.  The  LFS  owner  told  me  its  a  bottom  feeder  and  very  peaceful.  I  don't  want  to  get  any  surprises  and  later  find  out  that  it  has  gobbled  my  neons!  Â He  also  told  me  that  it's  called  Asiatic  fish.  I  have  never  heard  that  name  and  didn't  get  anything  when  I  googled  it.  Please  help!                
     
 
 HI.  THESE  FISH  ARE  COMMONLY  CALLED  "ASIATIC"  AND  ON  THE  WEB  YOU  CAN  SEARCH  THEM  UNDER  THE  SPECIES  "WIMPY"
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:29 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 also  called  Wimple
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:19 am Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 Sorry,  my  mistake.  "WIMPLE"  NOT  WIMPY.  And  they  can  grow  really  big.  I  have  seen  one  which  must  have  been  at  least12  to  14  inches..............boy..!!!!  Was  it  gorgeous...!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:32 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

                                                   
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Copy  pasted  this:
 
 Also  know  as  the  Asian  Sucker,  its  common  name  â€œshark”  comes  from  the  exaggerated  dorsal  fin  that,  along  with  its  attractive  coloration,  is  one  of  its  most  notable  features.  As  a  juvenile,  it  is  a  brown-pink  color  with  three  black,  swathing  bands  running  vertically  along  the  body  beginning  at  the  snout.  The  stripes  and  body  colors  do  blend  with  age.  A  true  bottom  dweller,  the  Hi  Fin  Banded  Shark  tends  to  be  a  herbivore,  but  is  considered  an  omnivore  as  it  may  eat  smaller  snails  and  crustaceans  found  in  and  on  the  aquarium  substrate.  Because  this  fish  can  easily  tolerate  temperature  ranges  from  50º  F  to  85º  F,  it  can  be  successfully  used  in  ponds  as  an  effective,  attractive  cleaner.  Growing  to  two  feet  or  more  in  the  wild,  its  captive  size  is  typically  limited  from  1  to  1.5  feet.  This  fish  is  a  long-lived,  slow-growing  fish  that  grows  maybe  an  inch  or  so  annually.  Because  of  this,  it  will  not  soon  become  overgrown,  but  does  require  good  water  circulation  and  plenty  of  space  for  best  health.                

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:36 pm Post subject: Re: Please ID this fish Reply with quote

 Hi  AKG,
 
 Asiatic  are  very  peaceful  fish.  Feed  them  with  sinking  pellets  like  TetraBits  etc.
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 Hi  AKG
 
 Firstly,  its  not  always  a  good  idea  to  buy  a  fish  without  knowing  what  it  is  and  what  conditions  are  required.  
 
 Search  older  IAH  posts  for  Myxocyprinus  asiaticus  and  you  will  find  that  these  are  not  the  best  fish  to  keep  in  tanks.  
 
 These  are  endangered  fish  so  please  do  take  additional  care  in  looking  after  them.
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